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MDA wants summer volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking volunteers who are looking for a rewarding and unforgettable experience at MDA summer camp. Volunteer counselors are needed to help young people with neuromuscular diseases enjoy a fun-filled week of camp June 9-15 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Family fighting for survival after attack

An Effingham County teen accused of stabbing his younger brother to death and severely wounding his parents Friday night will face a first hearing this morning in an Effingham County courtroom.

May 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Herald launching a new and improved Web site

Starting today, the Effingham Herald's Web site will take on a whole new look.

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Olde Effingham Days

Visitors named a couple of reasons for attending Olde Effingham Days in Springfield on Saturday. However, at the top of the list was a love of history.

May 17, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson | Local


Effingham to mark Crime Victims' Rights Week

April 22-28 is national Crime Victims' Rights Week - a time to learn about victimization, reflect on the cost of crime to our society, and promote laws, policies and programs to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

May 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Ready to walk for Relay

The numbers only reveal part of the story in Rayne Highsmith's life.

May 15, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Draft budget raises eyebrows

Effingham County commissioners will spend the next two weeks going over the details of a proposed budget that's $2 million short.

May 15, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


EDA trying to nail down water issues

With the desired rezoning in hand for its massive I-16 holdings, the Effingham Economic Development Authority now it's trying to put the rest of the pieces in place for its deal with DP Partners.

May 15, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Local


Red Cross drive gets a kick-start

A fundraising drive for the American Red Cross got off to a fast start in Effingham County on Thursday when the First Effingham Bank presented the organization with a check for $1,000.

May 15, 2007 | Staff report | Local


Hoover re-ups with Air Guard

Air National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Thomas Matthew Hoover of Guyton recently re-enlisted for an additional six years in the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard.

May 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Local


Council puts Rincon building inspector back on job

Rincon building inspector Cathy Hughes put up a mighty fight as she tried to hold on to her job at her public hearing Monday evening.

May 15, 2007 | By Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


County OKs rezoning for EDA's Meldrim southern tract

The last rezoning hurdle for the Effingham Economic Development Authority's plans for its massive I-16 tracts was cleared with ease Tuesday night.

May 15, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Local


Historic moment

May 13, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


Guyton police conducts third drug sweep

Guyton's police department showed its muscle as officers conducted a third drug counter operation April 13.

May 13, 2007 | Ralna Pearson Effingham Herald | Local


Ferst Foundation gears up for its thrift sale Saturday

Today is the last day to donate items for the Ferst Foundation thrift sale planned for Saturday.

May 12, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Effingham Herald | Local


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Crash claims life of 4-year-old child

A 4-year-old child died and two people were injured in a traffic crash caused by a reckless driver Friday afternoon, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

June 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


ECSO looking into report of suspicious man

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a white man in a white or silver SUV who approached two children Thursday afternoon in the Stonegate subdivision and tried to get them into his car.

June 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local


County approves parkway concept

Effingham County commissioners know the way they want to proceed with a revised Effingham Parkway plan. Who will pay for it remains to be seen.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Grand jury indicts former Springfield mayor

A former Springfield mayor who resigned his post two years ago now faces an indictment stemming from his run for office.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Libraries to get a small funding boost

Effingham County's pending budget will include a little more money for the libraries, and commissioners also pledged to help the library system find ways to further pare expenses.

June 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Boating accident claims life of Guyton man on Lake Sinclair

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy results on an Effingham County man who died as a result of a boating accident last week on Lake Sinclair.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to take look at rec improvement planning

Effingham County commissioners are expected to approve a contract for architectural and engineering services in conjunction with improvements at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' Highway 119 complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Conservancy ready to help in wetlands reserve program

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land which may be eligible for these programs.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local


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